Lights for Philippines

December 2013 — Madeline Zheng, a junior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California, has always wanted to give back to the world.

During the holiday season in America, we see entire neighborhoods glittering with dazzling arrays of lights. This is our normal. We fail to realize that many areas in developing countries are deprived of even basic safe lighting, and we fail to realize that we have the power to help. Having grown up in a community where night is almost as bright as day, Madeline has decided to take action to aid these less fortunate areas.

In April 2014, Madeline will travel to the Philippines to deliver 50 solar powered lights to communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan. She will be working with the OML- Philippines  to distribute lights to communities  in Eastern Samar.  She’d be grateful if, you could support her cause and donate $15.00 towards the cost of one solar light.

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